Basically, Lifestream is just like Friendfeed, aggregating your updates from social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Delicious, Digg, Flickr, MySpace, YouTube and online real-time updating services. It lets you follow other Lifestream members and see all of the content they published on those online sites.
Lifestream also lets you filter out content from specific networks to reduce noise and cluttering in your own Lifestream “stream.” Reversely, you can auto-publish your updates from various social networks to your Lifestream account. Lifestream also has a location feature similar to Foursquare.
For checking out your account, Lifestream offers several methods. You can sign in to your Lifestream account via Adobe AIR interface, on the web, on your iPhone or Android phones. When you access Lifestream on your mobile phones, it automatically notes your location.
In other words, AOL’s Lifestream service is a pretty much full-featured lifestreaming service and it’s a good decision from AOL to launch it as a separate product. With the popularity enjoyed by real-time, lifestreaming services Lifestream can carve its niche into this market.
While it is a pretty solid service, it will also nice if Lifestream would open up to currently popular lifestreaming services such as Google Buzz and Twitter and would not thread the path towards becoming their rival.
You may check out AOL Lifestream at lifestream.aol.com. If you do, please share with us your opinion about it.
Originally posted on March 11, 2010 @ 9:57 pm